Warner Sues Trinidad And Tobago FA For $2.3m
Disgraced former FIFA vice-president, Jack Warner, is suing the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) over nearly TT$16 million (£1.9 million/$2.3 million/€2.1 million) in loans he claims he provided to the body while at its helm.
Warner alleged the TTFA had acknowledged the loans but had not repaid them, as reported by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, with a lawsuit filed at Port-of-Spain High Court.
The newspaper reported that Warner’s court filings claimed to have provided loans over 15 years, with the money “allegedly used to cover the association’s expenses, including the successful 2006 World Cup qualification campaign”.
It is claimed that the TTFA acknowledged the debt in its financial statements between 2007 and 2012, while TTFA president, Raymond Tim Kee, reportedly wrote to Warner to assure him the money would be paid back when the cash-strapped association’s financial position improved.
The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reported that “the debt was eventually written off in the association’s 2015 financial statements as it was claimed the debt was statute-barred and it had no obligation to pay”. But Warner’s documents said: “These accounts were published after the date of both letters from President Raymond Tim Kee who had on two separate occasions acknowledged the debt to the claimant.